Coming Up at GWSC

First Aid Course

There are still a few spaces left on the next First Aid course, which will be on 16th April. This course will be held at Grafham Water Centre and will be run by Roy Harold. Roy is a fantastic presenter who really makes the topics covered interesting.

It is one day session which covers all of the usual first aid subjects but from a boating perspective. It also meets the requirements of RYA qualifications such as Dinghy Instructor. This course is free for regular Safety Boat volunteers, please enquire at the Office prior to booking.

Please book here by 25th March.

Looking Forward to Next Season

All our regular Saturday activities will be restarting on 1st April 2023. See below for more details:

Taster Sessions

Would you like to find out if sailing is for you? Or perhaps you sailed a very long time ago and want to see if you’d like to get back into it? Then our Taster Sessions are for you. We offer one, two or three hour dinghy sailing sessions, two-and-a-half hour windsurfer sessions and coming soon, stand-up paddleboarding and wingsurfing tasters. All of these are open to non-members.

Club Coaching

Our popular Saturday coaching sessions restart on 1st April 2023. These are open to all members who have passed an RYA Level 2 (adult) or Stage 2 (youth) course. Adult coaching on Saturday mornings is followed by Sociable Saturday racing in the afternoon, with two informal races allowing those who want more relaxed racing away from the cut-and-thrust of club racing to improve their skills in a friendly environment.

In parallel with this is Team Grafham, where the National and International Champions of tomorrow can hone their sailing skills. We have a group of youngsters who have been joining in Team Grafham for many years; several are now RYA qualified Dinghy Instructors or Assistant Instructors but there is always something more to learn. Those who are younger or newer to sailing have a dedicated instructor who helps them to gain more confidence in the boat and improve their boat handling skills. It is a great place to make new friends and improve your sailing, the older sailors are always looking out for the younger, less experienced ones.

Casual Sailing

Of course the water is open every day (except at Christmas and New Year) for those who just want to enjoy the water. Check the opening and closing times, and be sure to observe the safety flags and let the Coxswain know if you are going afloat during the week when the safety cover is “reactive”. On Tuesday mornings we have ‘Tuesday Group‘ and on Friday afternoons ‘Friendly Friday‘ for those who want to join an organised group of casual sailors.